Kirkharle Lake & Courtyard


Kirkharle
Northumberland
NE19 2PE

+44 01830 540362

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Overview

Set beside the Lake, inspired by Capability Brown’s original plan, Kirkharle Courtyard is a unique shopping experience, promising home cooked food, creativity, heritage and culture in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside - only thirty minutes north of Newcastle upon Tyne, Hexham, Morpeth and Alnwick.
Within the 18th century courtyard, you'll find work for sale from a variety of nationally-renowned crafts people who sell everything from papier mache artwork to classically inspired sculpture. There's hand-made jewellery and traditionally-constructed bespoke furniture, as well as local crafts, gifts, vintage and antiques. There's also a coffee house which offers some fantastic contemporary cuisine, often using local produce, as well as the traditional cream tea.
Kirkharle's success lies in the way it has managed to combine a modern, but unique, shopping experience with its interesting and varied past.
Kirkharle was the birthplace of Lancelot Capability Brown, the landscape artist once described as the Shakespeare of Gardening. Brown lived on the estate until he was 23 and you can find an exhibition about the man and his work within the courtyard.
The inspirational vision of Capability Brown has recently been brought to life. You can now enjoy his birthplace yourself by taking the pleasant walk around the lake on the fully accessible footpath.
With the recent addition of the Capability Brown play area (for children aged 2-9 years) and a series of activities for the kids - including historic games, a nature trail and a large sandpit area - there’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained whilst visiting the workshops and galleries in the courtyard.

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Certificate of Excellence
tripadvisor
17/05/2018

Heading from Cumbria to Alnwick


davidharrys, Kendal, United Kingdom
We have not stopped here before and were not disappointed. It was about lunch time and we both had sandwiches, one ham and pease pudding and the other bacon and sausage. Both were excellent. The service was friendly and the whole place was clean and tidy. Nice toilets. We’ll definitely stop again on one of our frequent visits to Northumbria.
tripadvisor
10/05/2018

Small portions


blackcat71975, Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Visited the courtyard cafe with family over bank holiday. Two of us had the sandwich with salad and crisps which was very well presented and substantial. Sorry to say the fajitas the other two had were not.
tripadvisor
16/04/2018

the kind of place to stop off at


mcwDurham, Durham, United Kingdom
Craft shops and a cafe. Capability Brown came from here. There is a church but we didn't visit it this time round.
tripadvisor
10/04/2018

Discovered a gem .....


sally-copps49, Newcastle, United Kingdom
We were out for a drive , I have never been to Kirkharle before ; what a treat some beautiful art shops and interesting purchases. Then a light lunch at the courtyard . Very comfy , warm and inviting . We both had wraps that were very tasty and with salad and crisps made a hearty lunch ...... the drinks were really posh as well ......... the food disappeared too quickly to photograph !!!!! Oh , and lovely toilets with wooden handles .... will be back in summer , but the views were beautiful in the mist ...
tripadvisor
05/04/2018

Bucket list place to visit


ttree22, gloucestershire
Sadly we visited on a cold wet day Easter Saturday 31st March. We went straight to the warm coffee shop with it's wood burning stoves. Homemade food and locally sourced. Friendly staff. We had Cheese scones and coffee. Would come back for a meal. Sadly some of the craft workshops were closed but those we went into we were given a warm welcome and some great crafts on offer. Sadly we were wet and cold so we did not visit the lakeside - but will return. A great find for Capability fans.

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